COVID-19 Crisis: Muntinlupa extends deadline of payment of taxes, fees to June 25 amid extended quarantine

COVID-19 Crisis: Muntinlupa extends deadline of payment of taxes, fees to June 25 amid extended quarantine

In a move to help the public amid the severe disruption of economic activities brought about by the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and extended quarantine protocols, the City Government of Muntinlupa announced the extension of the deadline of payment of taxes and other fees.

The City Council of Muntinlupa adapted the Department of Finance (DOF) Department Circular (DC) No. 002-2020 through City Ordinance 2020-095 for the uniform adoption and implementation on the extension of deadlines for the payment of local taxes, fees, and charges imposed by local government units.

Section 4 of the circular mandates LGUs to extend the deadlines for the payment of all local taxes, fees, and charges as of March 25 to June 25, 2020.

The extension of the period for the payment of tax on business and other taxes without penalties or surcharges shall cover the following: Real Property Tax, Business Tax, Franchise Tax, Tax on delivery trucks and vans, Tax on sand, gravel and other quarry resources, fines and penalties on business tax.

Business taxes cover manufacturers, assemblers, wholesalers, distributors, exporters, manufacturers, dealers, retailers, contractors and other independent contractors, banks and other independent contractors, peddlers, printing and publication tax, and tax on amusement places.

Other forms of taxes included in the extension of deadline include Community Tax (Corporation, Individual), Professional Tax, Real Property Transfer Tax, other taxes, and fines and penalties for other taxes.

As a result of the extension, no interest, surcharge or any form of penalty shall be applied on any local tax, fee or charge accruing on or due and demandable during the extension period.

Further, previous delinquencies shall be due and the accrual of interest, penalties and surcharges shall begin after the extension.

The relaxation in deadline of payment also adheres to Bureau of Local Government Finance Memorandum Circular No. 010-2020 reiterating the extension of deadlines pursuant to Section 4(z) of RA No. 11469 or the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act.

The City of Muntinlupa has 202 confirmed cases with 122 recoveries, 51 active cases, 29 reported deaths, 19 suspect cases, and 191 probable cases as of May 19.


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Muntinlupa City Government extends RPT and business tax payment, asks lessors to waive rental fees

Muntinlupa City Government extends RPT and business tax payment, asks lessors to waive rental fees

The City Government of Muntinlupa announced today that it has extended the payment period on real property tax (RPT) and business taxes for locals and requests lessors to waive fees amid the threat of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

The Muntinlupa City Council recently passed ordinances providing a two-month payment extension on taxes given the strict measures implemented during the enhanced community quarantine.

Mayor Jaime Fresnedi said that Real Property Tax payments and other payables to the City Government of Muntinlupa for the 1st Quarter due on March 31, 2020 can be paid not later than May 31, 2020 without penalties, surcharge, and interest through Ordinance 2020-078.

“Considering the large number of taxpayers who will converge to Muntinlupa City Hall and the risk of COVID-19 transmission, we decided to extend the payment of taxes to help our constituents,” Fresnedi said.

Deadline of payment for business taxes and fees payable to the City Government of Muntinlupa for the 2nd Quarter is also extended from April 20, 2020 to July 20, 2020 without penalties, surcharge, and interest through Ordinance 2020-073.

Further, Fresnedi requests lessors of commercial establishments and residential units to waive rental fees and charges of tenants and partners in Muntinlupa City amid the COVID-19 emergency.

The mayor implores the lessors to extend consideration to tenants and renters considering the huge impact of the closure of business establishments during the quarantine period. Fresnedi hopes for the full support of lessors in the local government’s battle against COVID-19.

As of March 25, the Muntinlupa City Health Office recorded 12 confirmed cases in Muntinlupa with 204 persons under monitoring (PUM) and 118 patients under investigation (PUI).

For concerns related to community quarantine and COVID-19 testing, Muntinlupa City residents may reach hotline nos. 0977-240-5217 or 0977-240-5218.


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Groceries, Supermarkets and Other Exempted Businesses in Muntinlupa ordered to limit operation from 6AM – 6PM amid Enhanced Community Quarantine

Groceries, Supermarkets and Other Exempted Businesses in Muntinlupa ordered to limit operation from 6AM – 6PM amid Enhanced Community Quarantine

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Muntinlupa City Hall.

The City Government of Muntinlupa ordered exempted business establishments during the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine to limit their operating hours from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM in a bid to reduce movement of people to effectively contain the spread of coronavirus disease COVID-19 in the city.

Specifically, the Muntinlupa City Council passed Ordinance 2020-070 imposing of limited operating hours for convenience stores, sari-sari stores, talipapa, and groceries.

It shall also be mandatory for these establishments to implement social distancing during their operations set forth by the Department of Health and the Muntinlupa City Health Office. Violators shall be given a warning for first offense and cancellation of business permit for the remainder of the current year for last offense.

Earlier, the Muntinlupa City Council also approved the anti-hoarding ordinance that restrict bulk-buying of basic commodities to address the public’s panic buying.

Mayor Jaime Fresnedi assured the public that there is no need for panic buying during the health emergency as there is enough supply of basic items. The local exec called for an emergency meeting with supermarket and grocery operators on Monday to ensure that there is no shortage of supply for Muntinlupa City residents.

Further, establishment offering non-essential services have been mandated to cease operations through Ordinance 2020-080.

Essential industries are exempted from cessation of operations including supermarkets, groceries, convenience stores, industries involved in food manufacturing, processing, distribution, and industries involved in the provision of medicines, medical supplies, and medical care. Other exempted establishments include banks, padala centers, water stations, and utilities. Muntinlupa City is now under a 24-hour curfew amid the enhanced community quarantine.

Mayor Jaime Fresnedi said the City Government will implement stricter measures after receiving reports that many residents are still going out in the streets and do not observe social distancing while the quarantine is in effect.

“Our barangay chairmen reported that the imposition of the 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM curfew hours is not an effective deterrent for the public to stay at home. For this reason, I have ordered the round the clock curfew so that our kababayans will remain in their houses and reduce their risks from being infected by the virus,” Fresnedi noted.

The mayor urged the city residents to refrain from going out unless it’s important and follow protocols provided by the local and national government.

For concerns related to community quarantine and COVID-19 testing, Muntinlupa City residents may reach hotline nos. 0977-240-5217 or 0977-240-5218.


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Muntinlupa City Government drafts school nurses to aid medical personnel in checkpoints amid COVID-19

Muntinlupa City Government drafts school nurses to aid medical personnel in checkpoints amid COVID-19

In an effort to boost its fight against the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the city, the City Government of Muntinlupa announced yesterday that it has drafted nurses who got assigned in public schools to serve as additional medical personnel in local quarantine control points.

Muntinlupa City Health Office acting chief Dr. Manuel Casador Jr. said twenty-seven city-paid school nurses have been assigned to three checkpoints in the city to help implement quarantine control measures including checking of temperature, survey of travel history and symptoms, among others.

“We have deployed our school nurses to augment the staff from the City Health Office and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office stationed in San Pedro – Muntinlupa boundary, Commerce Avenue checkpoint, and Victoria Homes checkpoint to ensure that no individuals suspected to have contracted with the virus can enter the city,” Casador said.

The local health officer added that isolation rooms have been installed in quarantine control points to accommodate individuals manifesting symptoms and high temperature for further assessment.

A field hospital has been constructed in Ospital ng Muntinlupa to treat patients with COVID-19 symptoms. Isolation areas in barangays are also in place for residents suspected to have contracted with the virus for monitoring by the local health office.

Barangay health workers and physicians in barangay health centers are on high alert against sustained local transmission in the communities. Health personnel in the barangay daily monitors reported cases of persons under monitoring (PUM) and patients under investigation (PUI). PUMs and PUIs in the communities are given vitamins and medicines for those with underlying condition.

According to Muntinlupa City Health Office, there are currently two city residents under the care of two community isolation areas in Barangay Tunasan and Sucat for monitoring.

As of March 23, Muntinlupa CHO recorded 145 Persons Under Monitoring (PUM), 69 Persons Under Investigation (PUI), and six confirmed cases in the city.

Recently, the local government also launched the Virtual Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Team on Facebook to provide psychological counseling to city residents amid COVID-19 crisis.

To date, the virtual psychosocial team has catered to 168 city residents. The project is facilitated by the City Health Office, Social Service Department, and Persons with Disabilities Affairs Office.

Further, the City Government has distributed initial relief packs to 3,940 families in five barangays in the city. Another 5,000 grocery packs will be released to different barangays in the coming week.

Mayor Jaime Fresnedi assured the public that the City Government has adequate supply of basic commodities for distribution to indigent residents and daily earners affected by the disruption of work. Fresnedi added that the local government continuous to implement initiatives to help contain the spread of and encourages the public to stay at home during the health emergency.


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24-Hour Curfew in Muntinlupa City Now in Effect

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After previously announcing their intention to implement stricter home quarantine all over the city in relation to the ongoing effort to halt the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the City Government of Muntinlupa confirmed today that it approved an ordinance making it official. As such, the entire city is now under a 24-hour curfew.

The City Council of Muntinlupa passed City Ordinance 2020-074 which was signed into law by Mayor Jaime Fresnedi dated March 21, 2020 (today).

For your reference, posted below are digital copies of the ordinance sourced from the City Government’s Facebook page. Just click to enlarge.

With regards to exemptions and a quarantine pass, below is the explanation by Muntinlupa Council Majority Floor Leader Coun. Atty. Raul Corro (sourced from City Government’s FB page).

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I also learned directly from the City Government that Muntinlupa residents who need to travel to report for work outside the city should prepare evidence (identification essentially) of employment to local personnel who are implementing the curfew.

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Muntinlupa City Government to implement stricter home quarantine for residents due to rise of COVID-19 cases

Muntinlupa City Government to implement stricter home quarantine for residents due to rise of COVID-19 cases

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Muntinlupa City Hall.

In a bid to slow down and prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Muntinlupa, the City Government will implement stricter measures on home quarantine for city residents.

As of March 19, the Muntinlupa City Health Office recorded 55 Persons Under Monitoring (PUM), 43 Persons Under Investigation (PUI), and four confirmed cases in the city.

Mayor Jaime Fresnedi urged barangay officials to strengthen efforts in prohibiting city residents to get out of their homes amid enhanced community quarantine.

“We plead to our constituents to stay at home during this health emergency. The local government is restricting movement of people only for accessing basic necessities and essential work,” Fresnedi said.

The public is advised to stay indoors and consider cancelling non-essential travels as Muntinlupa also imposes curfew from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. starting March 16 until April 14.

Muntinlupa Public Information Officer Tez Navarro said PNP Muntinlupa augmented roving personnel and will start apprehending violators.

Recently, the Muntinlupa City Government ordered the closure of establishments including malls, beauty parlors, spas, barber shops, and similar establishments with potential face-to-face contact of clients. Those providing essential services were exempted such as banks, pawnshops, money transfer firms, groceries, supermarkets, drug stores, pharmacies, and hardware stores.

Restaurants, carinderias, and other eateries were only allowed to only accept take-out orders and refrain from providing dine-in services to ensure implementation of social distancing. Restaurant owners and operators were encouraged to post notices and warnings on the spread and ill effects of COVID-19 in their premises.

Further, public and private recreational facilities were also mandated to halt operations such as fitness gyms, swimming pools, saunas karaoke bars, and country club facilities for sports that entail close person to person contact. While, a liquor ban was enacted to prevent gathering opportunities for city residents in the duration of the quarantine period.

In a bid to address panic-buying, the Muntinlupa City Council also approved the anti-hoarding ordinance that restrict bulk-buying of basic commodities.

For concerns related to community quarantine and COVID-19 testing, Muntinlupa City residents may reach hotline nos. 0977-240-5217 or 0977-240-5218.


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Restaurants in Muntinlupa only allowed to accept take-out orders, other establishments to close amid COVID-19

Restaurants in Muntinlupa only allowed to accept take-out orders, other establishments to close amid COVID-19

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Muntinlupa City Hall.

The City Government of Muntinlupa today ordered the suspension of dine-in services of restaurants in the city while other establishments were urged to close amid the novel coronavirus disease’s (COVID-19) sustained community transmission in the country.

To promote social distancing during the enhanced community quarantine period, the Muntinlupa City Council passed Ordinance No. 2020-070 mandating restaurants, carinderias, and other eateries to only accept take-out orders and refrain from providing dine-in services.

Restaurant owners and operators shall also post notices and warnings on the spread and ill effects of COVID-19 in their premises.

Other establishments ordered to close include malls, beauty parlors, spas, barber shops, and similar establishments with potential face-to-face contact of clients.

However, those providing essential services are exempted such as banks, pawnshops, money transfer firms, groceries, supermarkets, drug stores, pharmacies, and hardware stores.

Further, the City Council also passed Ordinance No. 2020-072 urging the closure of public and private recreational facilities such as fitness gyms, swimming pools, saunas karaoke bars, and country club facilities for sports that entail close person to person contact.

Muntinlupa Mayor Jaime Fresnedi said this initiative aims to help contain the spread of the virus by restricting the movement of people and encouraging them to stay at home during the health emergency faced by the entire country.

Fresnedi encouraged city residents to be vigilant and follow health protocols. He reminded the public to practice frequent hand-washing, proper cough etiquette, and other precautionary measures wherever they are as the virus may be transmitted through direct contact or respiratory droplets.

As of March 18, Muntinlupa City Health Office recorded 49 Persons Under Monitoring (PUM), 43 Persons Under Investigation (PUI), and three confirmed cases in the city.

The field hospital installed in Ospital ng Muntinlupa is now operational to treat patients with COVID-19 symptoms. Isolation areas in barangays are also in place for residents suspected to have contracted with the virus for monitoring by the local health office.

For concerns related to community quarantine and COVID-19 testing, Muntinlupa City residents may reach hotline nos. 0977-240-5217 or 0977-240-5218.


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Muntinlupa City Government Eyes Extension of RPT, business tax payment due to COVID-19 Crisis

Muntinlupa City Government Eyes Extension of RPT, business tax payment due to COVID-19 Crisis

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Muntinlupa City Hall.

In light of the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis, the City Government of Muntinlupa announced today it is set to extend the payment period on real property tax and business tax for locals who are already experiencing inconveniences on moving around and doing transactions.

Mayor Jaime Fresnedi announced that the Muntinlupa City Council will convene to pass an ordinance for the extension of payment deadlines on taxes given the strict measures implemented during the enhanced community quarantine.

Fresnedi said RPT deadline of payment will be extended until April 30, while the business tax payment deadline shall be extended to the next quarter upon the approval of the City Council. The local exec added that the interest incurred on penalty for traffic violators is also being reviewed to be waived through an ordinance.

On Monday, President Rodrigo Duterte declared an enhanced community quarantine over the entire Luzon as part of a continuous measure to prevent the large-scale spread of COVID-19.

In response to the suspension of mass public transport facilities, the City Government will provide shuttle for the mobility of front liners providing essential services such as healthcare workers and those in the BPO industry.

Muntinlupa Traffic Management Bureau noted that six (6) e-Jeepneys will be available for deployment in National Road routes including Muntinlupa City Public Market going to Tunasan (Muntinlupa – San Pedro Boundary) and Muntinlupa National High School to Plaza Central (vice versa).

“We commit to support our front line workers in our fight against COVID-19 by providing them free shuttle service in the city. In addition, the local government will also boost our social service programs for our city residents,” Fresnedi noted.

The PNP, with the assistance of barangay security force, continues to be on full alert in the borders and checkpoints installed across the city.

Muntinlupa City announced its second confirmed case of COVID-19 as of March 17. Muntinlupa CHO also recorded 46 Persons Under Monitoring (PUM), 43 Persons Under Investigation (PUI), and two confirmed cases to date.

The field hospital installed in Ospital ng Muntinlupa is now operational to treat patients with flu-like symptoms. Isolation areas in barangays are also in place for residents suspected to have contracted with the virus for monitoring by the local health office.

Mayor Jaime Fresnedi urged the city residents to be vigilant and follow health protocols in the ongoing emergency health situation. The local exec encouraged the public to refrain from sharing unverified news but follow official sources such as the City Government of Muntinlupa and DOH’s social media accounts.

For concerns related to community quarantine and COVID-19 testing, Muntinlupa City residents may reach hotline nos. 0977-240-5217 or 0977-240-5218.


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Muntinlupa Real Property Taxpayers to Receive 10% Discount Upon Timely Payment

The City Government of Muntinlupa announced yesterday the schedule of payment of real property tax in their city for 2020 and also launched its incentives program for RPT payers who will pay on or before quarterly deadline.

Muntinlupa City Treasurer’s Office released the deadline of payment of real property tax on the following dates: March 1, 2020 (1st Installment, Q1), June 30, 2020 (2nd Installment, Q2), September 30, 2020 (3rd Installment, Q3), and December 31, 2020 (4th Installment, Q4).

Taxpayers with no delinquency who shall pay their real property taxes on or before deadlines of payment are entitled to a ten percent (10%) discount.

Mayor Jaime Fresnedi lauded this incentive system as it will boost tax revenues for the city to be utilized in various programs and services for the city residents. The mayor said the City Government shifts in being more customer-driven which accelerates public services, bringing ease transactions for the public.

RPT payers in Muntinlupa can also pay their taxes at Muntinlupa Online Real-Property Payment System (MORPS) through the electronic banking system of the Land Bank of the Philippines.

The RPT e-Payment system, first of its kind in Metro Manila, aims to course transaction of its major taxpayers through electronic channels to provide them with efficient and less-time consuming delivery of services.

An interface with MORPS will handle real-time property tax payment and can process transactions in less than 15 minutes. An easy and taxpayer-friendly application for every Muntinlupenos, it targets to speed up the transaction for the convenience of taxpayers and the reduction of red-tape and under-the-table propositions.

Fresnedi encouraged Muntinlupeños to pay their respective bills ahead of time to avoid penalties.

While MCTO introduced the incentive program, it also noted that upon expiration of the periods given, an interest of two percent (2%) per month not exceeding 36 months or 72% shall be imposed upon delinquent properties for failure to pay the basic real property tax or any other tax levied under the Revenue Code.

For more information, RPT payers can log-in to http://www.muntinlupacity.gov.ph/RPT/ or visit the City Treasurer’s Office located at Ground Floor, Main Building, Muntinlupa City Hall with tel nos. 8862-2525 loc. 120 or 8862-1491.